Arts and arts uncertainty : creative designing interventions in times of crisis
Yazaji, R., British council
The toolkit consists of theoretical and practical content, in addition to a number of case studies, all of which were designed to benefit artists through practical experience and their involvement in wider cultural discussions. The content has been also designed to promote freedom of expression and enhance community-level creative projects, so that the latter can play their natural roles in influencing decision-makers and enhancing the legitimate presence of art in daily life. The toolkit targets artists, both individuals and groups directly involved in contributing to social change.
Cultural and creative industries in the face of COVID-19 : an economic impact outlook
Naylor, R., Todd, J., Moretto, M., Traverso, R., UNESCO
It can be assumed that the scale of the economic fallout of COVID-19 on the cultural and creative industries is enormous. However, measuring this fallout poses a number of challenges, not least of which is the scarcity of data on the contribution of the sector to the overall economy and the often-informal nature of cultural and creative work. This report is the result of an international evidence review. It has identified and assessed credible studies that focus specifically on the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the cultural and creative industries, rather than on other kinds of impacts, such as policy responses or the impact on audiences.
The situation of artists and cultural workers and the post-COVID-19 cultural recovery in the European Union : background analysis
Dâmaso, M., Culture Action Europe
Background analysis, prepared for the European Parliament, provides an overview of key characteristics of artists' and cultural workers’ status across Europe, their working conditions, precariousness and career paths. It outlines the justification for specific policy solutions and provides a mapping of key challenges for a European framework for working conditions in the cultural and creative sectors and industries.
Diversity and inclusion in the European audiovisual sector
Nikoltchev, S., Cappello, M., ... [et al.], European audiovisual observatory
Diversity and inclusion (D&I) has gained momentum in recent years also within the film and audiovisual industries in Europe. The last few years have seen movements such as #5050x2020, #OscarsSoWhite, and #WhitewashedOUT. Two trends are at the core of D&I in the audiovisual sector; the first one is part of the trans-sectoral fight for equal opportunities and non-discrimination in the workplace; the other, specific to mediated forms of mass communication (from journalism to film production to advertising) relates to the way in which individuals from certain groups are depicted or portrayed in the messages they produce (articles, films, ads, etc.), both in terms of frequency and angle. In short, we can distinguish between on-screen and off-screen diversity and inclusion, with each category having a quantitative and a qualitative dimension to it.
The report discusses the climate emergency with respect to its social, political, economic and cultural aspects and focuses on the response of arts and culture actors for an ecological transformation. Presenting an analysis that makes a comprehensive assessment of ecological problems, the report emphasises the important role that the arts milieu can play towards transformation. Publication contains divers case studies from the Netherlands and the United Kingdom.